Some Sales to Celebrate!

These paintings all sold at this year’s Bog/Bird Art Show at Volo Bog. I wasn’t sure how the show would go this year. To be safe, we did not have a reception and I think many people in the community are continuing to stay home. And yet, the show was a great success with a lot of beautiful art, and a great many sales. I am deeply grateful to the staff at Volo Bog for putting on this great show every year, and to the wonderful people who appreciate and collect art. If any of you are reading this, my sincere thanks to you!!

One painting remained from the show, and it is a favorite of mine.

A Blackbird’s Song

I painted this very loose, with lots of color. I wanted to suggest the reflections in the water of the sky and surrounding vegetation, plus the swirling drifts of duckweed floating on the surface. It isn’t common to see a redwing blackbird’s nest, and I was excited to see this one with eggs in it.

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8 thoughts on “Some Sales to Celebrate!

  1. So happy the art show was a success and that you sold some paintings. I love the colors in “A Blackbird’s Song.” It’s so summery in shades of blue and green. Beautiful, they all are. We have a couple of outdoor art festivals in our area but we’re so busy staying quarantined I failed to notice if they were held this year. Turns out they were.

  2. Thank you so much, Barbara. I, too, have gotten so used to everything being shut down it doesn’t even occur to me to check to see if things are running. The little gallery in Kenosha I’m a part of has reopened and it seems odd to me.

  3. I noticed that your name hasn’t been clickable when you leave comments, and I wasn’t sure what was happening., I was visiting one of Steve Gingold’s old posts, and found I could click on your name there. Apparently you do still have a blog, but I’m no longer getting notifications. I’m quite confused about it all, but I’m glad to see you’re still around, and that your recent show was successful.

    1. Thank you so much for following me, Linda. I had grown dissatisfied with the other blog and after much thought, I deleted it. That was when I discovered that I still had a blog from years ago and after much more thought, I decided to reactivate it and take it in a slightly different direction. It will definitely be much more geared to selling my work, and I was worried the new tone might be off- putting to my followers so I didn’t tell anyone. I’m finding my way, and so would welcome input from you as I go along. An artist friend I know sells a great deal of art every year so I studied how she puts together a post to see if I could emulate it.
      And thank you, yes it was a good show~one of my best in terms of sales.

  4. Always good for your confidence – and bank balance – to get a few sales. I just got one today – first since the start of the shutdown although I had a couple of time wasters messing me around in the interim and that has an even bigger impact on morale than no sales. Anyway, Well done.

  5. Thank you! I came across this beautiful bird hiding in a dense tangle of branches and wanted to convey that, without it looking too busy. I’m so glad you like it.

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